Specification Point 4.21:
Understand how to draw the structural and displayed formulae for alkanes with up to five carbon atoms in the molecule, and to name the unbranched-chain isomers
Alkanes: a homologous series of hydrocarbon compounds with only single carbon bonds that has the general formula CnH2n+2
Isomers: compounds that have the same molecular formula but different displayed formulae
Alkanes with up to five carbon atoms in molecule:
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